If you keep an eye on the headlines, you’ll see nations across Europe are a part of this momentum, ranging from Scotland ramping up its wind power sector, toAustria’s booming hydro industry.
“[Portugal’s effort] is a significant achievement for a European country, but what seems extraordinary today will be commonplace in Europe in just a few years,” CEO of SolarPower Europe James Watson told Arthur Neslen at The Guardian. “The energy transition process is gathering momentum and records such as this will continue to be set and broken across Europe.”
Elsewhere in the world, sun-drenched nations are also stepping up to the plate, with countries like India turning to solar over its traditional coal-based power industry.
If things keep going like this, the world could be on track to source more than a quarter of its energy requirements from renewables by the end of the decade.
Let’s do this, people!